3 NEW COLLAGES

HELLOOO PEOPLE OF THE WORDPRESS!!!

you might not have noticed but i ain’t posted since like, TIME ago

basically i’ve been away learning how to weave. i am now a fully-qualified weaver who can practice weaving in a professional capacity *

um, here are some new(ish) things what i done made. hope you like them!

hope ur all doing good / hope good things are happening to you

lots of love!!! from Ben!!!

* i am not really a professional weaver. sorry about the weaving thing, earlier on 😉 😉 😉

Polyphasic Sleep

after the power-nap (commission for van winkle’s)

corridor of uncertainty

corridor of uncertainty

tainted love

tainted love (oh oh oh oh)

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Fresh Figs #11 ~ Enrico Gaveglia

House of cards_benn

What up, folks? What, the heck, is up. The Figs have been ripening nicely over the past few weeks and here are two ready for squeezing, plucking, placing inside a bowl and devouring using our big human mouths / eyes

Or uhhhhhhhhh, idk 😉

BASICALLY, here is a wandering artist / troubadour of sorts named Enrico (aka kikontheroad) for you to enjoy

The painting above is ‘House of Cards’ and the one below is ‘Mr Smith’

Enrico’s work seems to me a highly-coloured blend of abstract and figurative; makes me think of almost-Cubist Picasso, but somehow seems contemporary too

Here’s Enrico’s bio ~

I left Tuscany in Italy since 2001, ever since I move around and I guess by now I may have lost the way back home. Had then to keep walking through countries, occasionally stationed for some time and charged and re-charged of places I passed through and from people I met. At times I do take snaps of what I see, at times instead its just my system offloading mix of memories and feelings in whatever form is able to.

kikontheroad is an Italian of 1975. He has mainly lived in Europe, Africa and Asia. Husband and father of a mixed race family, while he keeps expanding his milage on the road, you can see some of his art work, digital and non HERE. He has recently published on Aaduna & DiNK online magazines and exposed his work in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Last time we heard of him, he was heading to North Korea.

“Not all those who wander are lost” – J.R.R. Tolkien

HAPPY MONDAY YOU GUYS x

Mr.Smith_benn

Fresh Figs # 8 ~ Alex Robichaud

Alex 1

after a little hiatus… hello again, you beautiful humans

i’d like to share some a-bloody-mazing things by Alex today

her bio is brief, her ideas are LARGE ~ ~ ~

Alex Robichaud is an artist living in Montreal. She mostly makes photographs, sometimes drawings, and other times poems. This is one of her poems. I hope you like it.

p.s ~ there is no poem. the bio was the poem. this girl is good

anyhow, the incredible photo above is ‘self-portrait with leaves’ and the one below is ‘limbs’

Alex’s facebook is here! and here is her blog! Love from Ben! 😀 😀 😀

trees-ar

NEW! SPECIAL! OFFER!

54 FACES master

HEY YOU GUUUUUUUUUUUYS!!!

hope ur doing well and things are on the UP

so i have a new ‘special deal’ for you, the fine people of planet earth / the internet

basically, for a MERE £45 (66USD), you will receive

~ one ORIGINAL mini-collage (A5 size). you can choose the subject / content of this collage!

~ one signed HQ print (on Somerset enhanced velvet paper) of your choice from the ‘top 20’ of my collages (the ones that have gotten the best response across WP / facebook / tumblr / twitter ~ pls see links below…)

~ one signed copy of my poetry pamphlet, Edibles, recently described by Todd Swift as ‘an innovatively witty piss-take of modern culture’

~ one ‘mystery gift’, this could be a hand-drawn cartoon / a postcard / a completely random object from my home 😉

if ur interested please email me at stainton9@gmail.com (secure payment can also be made to this address via PayPal)

here are the ‘top 20’ collages from 2 years of hello, figg-ing ~

man of 54 faces (this is the brand new collage above btw)

wave for the camera

always on my mind

gold-digger #1 / #2

man, book, er, prize

future travel #1

choose life

word

city by the sea

big bang theory

the new king

hollywood menu #1 ~ starlet sauce

the home guard

and now, the end is near

guns, flowers, fag

100% pure

pray for mercy from coca-cola

gravity

oblivious

future travel #3

will and grace

[Ben 😀 😀 :D]

Fresh Figs #7 ~ Sun Ira

would you like to swing on a star_

hey there wordpress ppl!

here are some NICE things for you this tuesday on the internet

the collage above is called ‘would you like to swing on a star’

and the one below is ‘cow-grid catastophe’ …

the artist’s name is Sun Ira / Ira Carter and here’s what he has to say ~ ~ ~

Artistic history starts when I was a wee chile and encouraged by my parents. Went off to art school while dinosaurs still roamed the Earth. Became a graphic artist working in the SF Bay area. Got in on the ground floor of the Mac revolution in 1984 and taught myself how to make it do what I wanted. My art practice is informed by Dada and the desire to make confrontational but humorous art that tells truth to power in a world full of consumption, exploitation, and militarism. My hope is that a sense of play and holy foolishness comes across.

here’s Sun’s beeyootiful tumblr

hope your week is kol as heck 😉 [from Ben x]

cow grid catastrophe 2

Fresh Figs #1! ~ Kaitlyn Jo Smith

Kaitlyn 1 JPEG

HELLO!!! ‘Fresh Figs’ (bad title? hmmmm) is a new ‘series’ featuring G O O D new artists who mailed me work after my call for submissions

first up is Kaitlyn! Jo! Smith! Kaitlyn says ~ ~ ~

‘Hi, I’m a young artist from Northwestern Ohio. I work in mixed media, printmaking, sculpture and collage: most of these pieces deriving from a photographic element. My art often includes found imagery/objects and contains themes of nostalgia, femininity, body image and societal pressures.’

Kaitlyn 2 JPEG

here are some ‘computer-links’ to Kaitlyn’s website, wordpress and tumblr

i hope you enjoy her work, more ‘Fresh Figs’ (bad title? hmmmmm) soon!

(btw if you feel like submitting something yourself, please see the ‘guidelines’ here

H a p p y T h u r s d a y, P e o p l e! ! ! [Ben :D]

Hello, Fig Submissions Now Open

the big bang theory 001 - Copy

after 2 years of posting my own ‘things’ on Hello, Fig i’d like to open the blog up to submissions!

i’m looking for collages, paintings, photos, GIFs, multi-media work or any other visual stuff you’ve made yourself

all selected works will also be posted on my facebook, tumblr and twitter accounts, so will potentially be shared with almost 8000 people

i’m hoping to build a really strong collection of contemporary art and need your help! if ur interested, please send a maximum of 3 JPEGS to stainton9@gmail.com

LOVE! and happy 2015, Ben